Edinburgh Marina wins planning appeal for 100 apartments
The developer behind the £500 million regeneration of Edinburgh Marina has secured detailed consent for 100 new apartments following a successful planning appeal.
The Scottish Government granted its approval to Edinburgh Marina Holdings to deliver one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, which the developer has named The Moorings.
In his decision notice, the Reporter stated: “I find that the layout, materials, design, height and density of the proposal are appropriate to the location… the proposed use of zinc cladding and larger windows on the upper floors and recessed vertical sections all contribute to a modern appearance, in keeping with the completed blocks.
“This helps to provide a sense of place which ties in with the council’s aspirations for the wider masterplan area and drawing on the positive characteristics of the area.”
The apartments will include duplex penthouses and garden apartments with their own private patio gardens overlooking the new Edinburgh Marina which will have 427 berths and 24/7 access at all states of tide. Prospective purchasers of apartments will have the opportunity to reserve a berth at the same time as they reserve their apartment.
Built around a landscaped garden, all apartments include an Electric Vehicle (EV) enabled secure underground parking space; this is believed to be the first apartment block in Scotland to incorporate this feature.
In addition to The Moorings and a retirement living development, the Edinburgh Marina masterplan includes the new 427-berth Edinburgh Marina, Hyatt Regency Spa and Conference hotel and serviced apartments and local neighbourhood shopping with a medical centre. Phase one of the development will create over 850 permanent new employment opportunities for the local community.
Charles Price, who is the Edinburgh Marina asset manager and responsible for the masterplan, said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Government recognised that this scheme provides a sense of place and also the significant value of Edinburgh Marina will have on the local the community. The Moorings will provide more much needed homes as part of our vision for a world-class waterside destination for Scotland.”